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HGH for osteoarthritis

HGH for Osteoarthritis?

I love to write about what I experience, so this weekend a question came across social media about using HGH for osteoarthritis. While this has been the subject of some interesting airline magazine advertising for years, this patient sent along an article for me to review. Hence, I thought it was time to visit this … Continued


hip replacement recovery

Hip Replacement Recovery?

Hip replacement recovery can be long and arduous, so let’s review what we know and what to expect. In addition, let’s also go over a hip replacement alternative. Let’s dig in. Hip Replacement Basics Hip replacement is the amputation of the arthritic hip joint and the insertion of a prosthetic hip replacement device. There is … Continued


success rate of stem cell therapy for hips

Success Rate of Stem Cell Therapy for Hips?

What’s the success rate of stem cell therapy for hips? You would be surprised that while we can help many problems with orthobiologics, there are some hip problems that can’t be helped. So let’s dig in to make sure you don’t get scammed. What Can Go Wrong in the Hips that Can Cause Pain? There … Continued


hip replacement complications

You May Be Getting More than a New Joint with Your Hip Replacement

When considering a hip replacement, there’s one simple question you need to ask yourself: do the risks of having the surgery outweigh the risks of not having it? Unfortunately, the answer might not be nearly as simple as the question. First, you need to make sure that you know and understand all of the potential … Continued


hip arthritis getting bad so fast

Why Is My Hip Arthritis Getting Bad So Fast?

A common symptom in patients who present to us with hip arthritis isn’t just pain, but pain that progresses very quickly. Patients often ask, Why is my arthritis getting bad so fast? While the breakdown of cartilage in the hip and decreased range of motion are common factors it shares with arthritis in other joints, … Continued


orthobiologics to treat arthritis

Using Orthobiologics to Treat and Prevent Arthritis

Today, May 1, marks the beginning of National Arthritis Month, which occurs in May of every year. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five adults will be afflicted with arthritis. This makes it the front-runner for disability in the U.S., something we in the field of interventional orthopedics are determined to address. So throughout … Continued


Hip Pain Causes

There are many causes of hip pain.  Most individuals who experience hip pain believe that it comes from the hip.  As a pain physician, I encounter  a significant number of patients who have hip pain and who have been told they need either minimally invasive hip surgery, hip resurfacing surgery or total hip surgery.  Unforuntately that this … Continued